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Don’t get rattled

When out on a hike, be prepared for encounters with native snakes

Visitors walk along cliff dwellings at Bandelier National Monument. (Journal)

Snapshot: Bandelier National Monument

History unfolds from above at Bandelier National Monument, 30 minutes from Los Alamos, where the ancestral Pueblo people made their… more »

The evening bat flight is a must-see at Carlsbad Caverns National Park. (File)

Snapshot: Carlsbad Caverns

Hundreds of feet below ground, visitors to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in southeastern New Mexico get a close-up view of… more »

The Gila Wilderness is southwest New Mexico. (Journal)

Snapshot: Gila Wilderness

In the 3.3 million acres of the Gila National Forest, visitors experience the rugged wilderness that thrilled naturalist Aldo Leopold… more »

Artist Ken Marthey''s rendition of Taos Pueblo's multi-storied adobe buildings. (Journal)

Snapshot: Taos

Taos leads many lives, as an artistic center, a gateway to Taos Pueblo and starting point for rafting and skiing…. more »

Snowboard Taos

Snapshot: Ski areas

New Mexico has hit its stride as a ski destination, in part due to its dry, fluffy powder, sunshine and… more »

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Snapshot: White Sands

Nearly half a million people a year visit the gypsum dunes of White Sands National Monument, says Becky Wiles, the… more »

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